Fonds MSS 340 - Anne Smigel fonds

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Anne Smigel fonds

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  • 1950 - 2005 (Creation)
    Smigel, Anne

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1.12 m of textual records.
407 photographs.
42 negatives.
32 slides.

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(d. 2008)

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Anne Smigel was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and the University of Minnesota. As a teacher and educator she taught in elementary and junior high schools in Manitoba for more than 44 years. Anne Smigel was a member of the Ukrainian Curriculum Committee on Ukrainian language at elementary and secondary school and the first woman of Ukrainian decent to become a Principal (Ashland School, Pinkham School, William Whyte School) in Winnipeg.

She belonged to many organizations such as the Alpha Omega Alumnae, the Council of Women of Winnipeg, the Manitoba Association of Principals, the Canadian College of Teachers, and the United Nations, Winnipeg Branch. Anna Smigel was a founding member of Altrusa Club of Winnipeg and Altrusa International Club. Altrusa is an international organization of professional women (13 countries) who are serving the needs of their communities. From 1980-1982, she served as the Governor of Altrusa International, District 7.

Anne Smigel was an educator and philanthropist who made great contributions to the University of Manitoba. To honour her memory a Scholarship was established in her name at the Centre of Ukrainian and Canadian Studies and the Research Endowment Fund to support research material for the University Libraries. Anne Smigel died on February 10, 2008.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by the Estate of Anne Smigel in 2008.

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The fonds consists of biographical information, correspndence and documents from her involvement with various organizations including Altrusa Club of Winnipeg and Altrusa International, Inc., Alpha Omega Alumnae, and the Council of Women of Winnipeg.

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Anne Smigel fonds

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Mss 340, Pc 300 (A.08-35)

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